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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts on 2006-07-09

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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts on 2006-07-09

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Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Bethel, NY
July 9, 2006

SET 1:

1) Tuning & Noodling
2) Shakedown Street>
3) Cumberland Blues
4) This Wheel's On Fire
5) Candyman
6) I Know You Rider

SET 2 with Trey Anastasio, no Greg Osby:

1) Uncle John's Band>
2) Jam>
3) St. Stephen>
4) Mama Tried>

1) Dark Star>
2) High Time
3) *Turn On Your Lovelight
4) E: Donor Rap/Intro
5) *He's Gone>
6) *Touch of Grey>
7) *Box of Rain

*with Greg Osby

Phil Lesh (bass, vocals)
Greg Osby (sax)
Joan Osborne (lead vocals)
John Molo (drums)
Rob Barraco (keys)
Barry Sless (pedal steel)
Larry Campbell (guitar, fiddle, mandolin)

Mixed and mastered by Wiz
CD covers can be found at
Big thanks to all the mirror sites!


Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Venue Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Location Bethel, NY

Source Digital Soundboard
Taped by Mixed and mastered by Wiz


Reviewer: bklynpolar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2016
Subject: nice to listen to 10 years later
real nice to listen to this show ten years later

i miss joan with phil

great selection of songs

it was a grate night to be back at bethel


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2015
Subject: --
It's always nice to see Phil shows reviewed years after the event. This one is, indeed, white-hot - and there's nothing really wrong with High Time except an opening cue flub (Touch comes off a little shakier).

That UJB jam is razor-sharp, St. Stephen is nothing short of phenomenal, and Dark Star takes us through a beautiful series of passages.

If this is a Woodstock / Soldier Field tribute of sorts, Phil's band at this time was easily better than the GD at either of those two shows. Trey and Joan bring it.
Reviewer: CosmicChoopa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2015
Subject: I was there
Great place to see a show. Lot waas fun and the show was definatly jammin. I think this is the 1st time I've revisted due to my excitment over the Soldier Field announcement. Fun Fact: this was the 2nd show at the remodeled Bethel Woods. The first???? Ashley Simpson
Reviewer: Yades - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2013
Subject: Smoking hot
Smoking hot with an energy the Dead simply could not muster in their later years.
Reviewer: human - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2013
Subject: One word: Tremendous!
Simply put, this show is smokin' from start to finish. While it is true that Jerry Garcia can never be replaced, Joan Osborne is a surprisingly satisfying substitute.

I downloaded a copy of this a few years ago and enjoyed the heck out of it, but I misplaced it. Now I'm replacing it and enjoying the music all over again.

Thank you Mr. Lesh for the gift of this wonderful recording and for almost half a century of outstanding music.
Reviewer: adamdean - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2012
Subject: Woodstock Revisited
This show is both a tribute to playing at Woodstock and to the anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia. Phil & Phriends plays the exact same setlist as the famous Woodstock appearance
by the Grateful Dead on 8/16/69.

09) St. Stephen >
10) Mama Tried >
11) Dark Star >
12) High Time
13) Turn On Your Lovelight

It is a spirited effort at the remake of the '69 magic. The performance is more "jammy" than psychedelic but from the opening notes of
St Stephen you'll her some great musicianship.
Go back and listed to the original Woodstock bootlegs and imagine yourself up on that state with bolts of lighning all around you and no grounding! WHOOSH.
Reviewer: Box Burner - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2009
Subject: To ITOFT and direwolf
FYI - trainwrecks do not happen at the beginning of the ride, they happen at the end, and suddenly. High Time is beautifully played from start to "train wreck". the band does not end the song, nor do they go into a jam, the recording just suddenly custs off mid somg. so it's a train wreck. And a tragic one at that. Not the bands fault at all.

this show is awesome.
Reviewer: Mr. Sweet Island Skunk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2008
Subject: this show
smokes!!! just tune into and they where played this show.. fuckin awesome!
Reviewer: moemark - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2008
Subject: Sweet
Thanks Phil, much appreciated!
Reviewer: NoyoWharfRat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 5, 2008
Subject: IMHO?
What was "humble" about that? You being another headphone couch jockey trying to order Phil's band around as though your "humble" opinion amounted to a hill of beans? Let go of that control freak streak, Bub.

A live performance is not a carbon copy of a CD or album. There's this new thing... Improvisation. If nothing else, Phil cut his teeth on the practice with the Dead. Besides, it's the coolest thing about a live performance, to hear the guys in the band get a chance to stretch out, expand and re-develop the nuances and parameters of a song. You want "note for note" with a jam band? Stay home and listen to studio recordings.

Speaking of cliche's, this whole "Let's tell the band what to do" thing has become tiresomely just that.

Great show, Phil. Nice recording. Keep up the great work!

Reviewer: Joshua Wakefield - favoritefavorite - March 20, 2007
Subject: Reviewing 'Touch of Grey' ONLY
I know its the Dead's cliche song and everything, but really, there is nothing like a smokin' version of Touch. So I was psyched to find a version that Trey played. When you look at the three Warfield Phil and Phriends shows from April '99, Touch of Grey is missing (as well as China Cat). Anyway, I was psyched to hear Trey attempt the solo from Touch. IMHO, if you play in a jam band, you should have that solo memorized note for note. It is not a hard solo comparatively given all the crap they play. I don't guys, this was just uninspired and unpracticed.

The rest of the show was good. But the two stars are for Touch only. One for song selection, and one for cool people on stage, and zero for memorability.
Reviewer: CapTrips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2007
Subject: Thank the Gods for Phil....
Ok first off - I live in NY, and I attended this show- the venue at Bethel NY is shiny and new and a beautiful place to see a show.
This was a beautiful, loud, clear show.....

Now- not only was the second set opened by the same songs that the Dead did at Woodstock- but the end of the show was closed by - "Touch of Grey" and "Box of Rain"- which were the first and last songs of the Soldier Field show in 1995 (the last show Jerry played)- How incredibly sweet of a man does Phil have to be to remember Jerry this way... God there was some electricity in the air this night- so many parallels and so much meaning for me....
I was emotionally and physically spent as I drove home from this show last summer....
Reviewer: RatDog67 - - March 2, 2007
Subject: This is why I have been touring for 24 years....
It was the 10 aniversiry of the last dead show, it was in , or near the original woodstock, he played the same set, except for a little twisted 3 song encore. New Venue... The whole Show Blew my mind.... Joan is such a plus.Phil is so diffrent from Bobby which makes you long for Him. He wraps you in a blanket of love and Music.. With over 50 Grateful Dead Shows under my belt, this may have toped any of them.. I thought it was over after Jerry. Little did I know it was just a new begining. We are blessed to live in such a generation. Surley as with all good things, this to shall pass, I am just glad I was here for it. Thankyou Jerry, Bob, Phil, Pig, Vince, Keith, and everyone and most of all the other heads... We all share somthing special. To bad the whole world can't get this shit and understand what it is really all about.. Peac out.
Reviewer: scottpb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2007
Subject: thanks so much phil
yet another fine example of why i have these ears on my head.very psychedelic show...a MUST HAVE!!!thanks Phil and see you soon...
Reviewer: shiphappens - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 19, 2006
Subject: St. Phil
All hail Phil. Nuf said...
Dream: 5 shows in a row at Red Rocks with Joan, Trey and whoever else has the balls to show up (Bobby) on cool Colorado October Holoween...
Reviewer: Joe Antinucci - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2006
Subject: Thank you Phil and Friends!
Once again, Phil gave us another gem! Well done boys!! (And girl :)

Phil: Your in my prayers. Thank God you caught the P-C with early detection. You definatly have an angel looking out for you. (I wonder who? :)
Reviewer: grateful kev - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2006
Subject: A must download for every deadhead!!!!!!
even though the dead is gone phil lesh still keeps truckin on
this show is top notch performance and awesome sound quality
if you haven't seen phil +friends please do so
you will not be dissappointed!!!!!!
Reviewer: sour_claw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2006
Subject: .
Goodness Gracious!

This is just wonderful.
Reviewer: preeces - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2006
Subject: Uncle John's Band
Listen to the jam that starts around the 9 min mark. If that doesn't give you chills, you aren't human. Trey just ripping and Phils playing is amazing!!! Then it goes into a really nice ambient jam after the song. Best show I saw this summer.

Reviewer: theotherone05 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2006
Subject: Great SHOW, But STOP Being cheap!
I think Phil is the man for giving us a free SBD recording here and there, but people need to stop complaining about "FREE" music...if you really supported the bands and the music, you would buy their music every once in a while and not complain about it. How can artist continue to make music if no one "Buys" it. Free music is great, especially when it's Dead and Phish related, but come on folks, buy some tunes every once in a while!! Killer show here by the way. Love Joan and it's great to see here back. I really missed her since the 03 Dead shows!
Reviewer: daxativedelight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2006
Subject: sweet
this show was on my birthday, but i was in utah on an outward bound trip. damn.
Reviewer: positive_vibe_rations - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2006
Subject: great run
and a nice selection

thanks phil <3
Reviewer: smilinsmilinsmilin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 24, 2006
Subject: Thats the good shiat
Many thanks to Phil. This is a great sound; he is still keepin it phresh. As for Bobby, Im glad they dont play together anymore; Bobby's heart is not in the right place. Im real grateful this one belongs to the fans.
Reviewer: direwolf0701 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2006
Subject: awesome
I agree man , listen to high time again - misstarts mean nothing - like jerry never fucked it up. I think it is a great version - Joan sounds phenomenal in this show. Great sound great performance. Of course the "pay-fers" sound better - duh - whole different animal than a free lossless soundboard. But, thanks to the gracious Phil, this is FREE!!!! Great Shakedown >Cumberlands!!! Sublime Candyman - check that one out people!!! More than worth the download - and thank again phil - you picked a goodie with this show.
Reviewer: ITOFT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2006
Subject: To Bzl
Bzl - Listen to "High Time" again - hardly the train wreak you think. A couple of mis-starts, but it's all good.

I was blessed to be able to take my 17 year old son to this show, third row center. Phil is certainly the puppet master, directing the show, but he has earned the right to call the shots.

And what a show. Trey was smoking in the opening act, Barry Sless (Kingfish!) for the first set, Trey for the second, a great song selection. St. Stephen was excellent. The entire original Woodstock set played in order...Trey and Greg playing in "Lovelight"...and it was all hot...

Cap it off with a significant encore.

Anyone who wasn't there can be critical, but anyone who was knows this was P&F at just about at their best. There are perhaps better shows (Boston, Red Rocks, etc) but this was up there.

Thanks for the soundboard, Phil!
Reviewer: Bzl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2006
Subject: Very hot show, but...
...High Time is one of the most painful trainwrecks I've ever heard.

Sound is really great, but the pay-per's sound fuller, not compressed like this does.
Reviewer: powderturns - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2006
Subject: please take it out west
Sounds great to me. I even like what trey and mike are doing w/ the duo. Sure would be nice to see them together in the N.W.
Reviewer: greenjah05 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2006
Subject: The Bomb
caught the show in Boca w/o Trey and Phil blew my mind -this show sounds even better.

Phil stands alone -he is the master.

Oh, and Little Nemo, you're an idiot -"skew the star rating"? dude, get a job...
Reviewer: MysticTraveler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2006
Subject: Quality Stuff
What a great sound!! Phil, you INDEED carry the torch..kudos to you and the band for another top-notch performance.

BTW: enjoyed the book..rekindled the flame ;)
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2006
Subject: thank you

for a real good time.

this is a parenthetical wrap on an incredible run -- 37 years since the muddy fiasco.

and still loving it.

what else can we say?

these are the good ole days

oh yeah, as a fan of trey's playing, i really enjoy the intro to uncle john's. larry's on a sweet mando, and trey gets to run.

this sound is ridiculously good.
Reviewer: philphanatic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2006
Subject: great!!!
oh thank you so much for the soundboard phil.
(i hate reading reviews and seeing all these people say thanks for the sbds!! but here i am doing it myself)

to review the show...well its all great. I think St. Stephen is on fire especially the solo.

the three encores are all amazing. Even considering the GD years its one of the best Box of Rains ive ever heard.

My opinon, touch of grey should be saved for bobby and phil. but hey its still sounds pretty damn hot.

turn down the lights, light one up, and hear the beauty of this show. I did and i swear, when i closed my eyes i thought i'd open my eyes and see them playing in frotn of me and see jerry above the stage smiling down.
Reviewer: rioblanco - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2006
Subject: Phil It Up!
Really nice gig. Set list, playing, energy, recording is all top notch. Not being a Phish fan whatsoever, it's nice to hear Trey with Phil. To be sure, Phish can jam. Thing is, unlike the Grateful Dead and the band Phil has here, the jams never really seemed to lead anywhere.
But now this gig is another story. With Phil as the anchor, Trey soars and when they, do they go somewhere.
Great show.
Reviewer: MorningDew1965 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2006
Subject: A Big Musical WOW..........
What an outstanding show. You can certainly tell the energy and focus was ON that night.

This show I did not make, but my friend Wayne made it and told me what a remarkable show I missed. I can't wait until the next tour already!!!!

This show has all the foot-stomping-in-the-dirt rythym and energy I love to enjoy at shows when the Grateful DEAD played and thank GOD Phil continues to deliver and share his gift to us.. Every show I go to I STILL get a tear in my eye when I look around to still see our community of dead heads living and loving what Phil delivers. Because I fear very much when the sun sets on this experience someday. So thank you Phil and all who work with you for what you do for us.

Set 1's Cumberland, Candyman and Rider were right on and powerful, what a treat.

An explosive St Stephen worthy of max volume playback. Put this one through your own Wall Of Sound!!!

From Dark Star on through the end of the show awesome set and great sound. I could always do without Touch of, but I understand the set. Capped off with a beautiful Box of Rain.. Did I catch a brief Pink Floyd tribute snuck in there at the end of Rain, or was that the venue's sound system??.....Enjoy.....
Reviewer: Jinglebell Rainbow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2006
Subject: Oh My God!!!
Thank you for the help with Fire Fox that was the trick. Now for the Show. Phils playing is so good especially during UJB that is easy to say that he is actually getting better. At this point he is up there with Stanley Clarke and Jaco, . I mean his playing in this show is what I wish he sounded like every night. Pumping. Ripping, thumbing and all over the place. He is a bottom end lead guitar player on this show. Thats the Phil we all know and love. Man is he pumped. He is really in a class all by himself. The supporting musicians do not try to copy the Dead that I like very much. As far as -making up- with Bobby and Mickey, sure we all want to be friends but, I hope Phil just does his own thing. Bobby would quite frankly and with a due respect just get in the way. Stay solo Phil and keep rippin
Reviewer: paulieboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2006
Subject: 7-9-06
I have been a Dead fan since 1973--so I have seen alot of shows and heard many--many tapes/cds. What people fail to mention is that Trey--whether you like Phish or not--is an awesome guitar player!! Just listen to UJB at this show. I have so many favorite dead shows but I can honestly say that 2/12/06 from the Beacon and this show are definitely amazing shows--Phil seems to really let go when he plays with Trey. Amazing!!!
Reviewer: RaqnRoll2004 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2006
Subject: What a Night
Amazing venue.... Every musician played their hearts out - and Phil nods to both Woodtsock and Soldier Field.... Defnitely the most fun I've had in a while....
Reviewer: jaxstraw69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2006
Subject: Moonshine Daydreamin'
What a glorious night dancing under the full moon and stars! The band sounded awesome. State of the art facility! Absolutely beautiful! What a fantastic way to reward the fans! Thanks Phil... You're the man! .... and please, would you kiss and make up with Bobby?? We miss the Dead........
Reviewer: momadancejam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2006
Subject: Woodstock Set !!!
Wow, a lot has happened on this tour. First Schofield, then Trey. What is Phil going to do next? In my opinion this show is well worth the download. 2nd set is the set that The Dead played at Woodstock, so its got historical value plus some pretty sick jams. Jam> St. Stephen is especially HOT!!!! The encore is also a nod to the last G.D. show ever, to the exact date, eleven years ago. A great tribute to Jerry!!! Thanks for the free SBD and the sick jams PHIL !!!!!!
Reviewer: mpujol - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2006
Subject: Flawed track d3t07 - Box of Rain
This file set was originally released with a flaw in d3t07, Box of Rain. There was a nasty digi snafu at around 5:08, which was nearly a complete loss of signal. It circualted for about 24 hours with the flawed track. A fixed track was released by to replace the flawed one. I am adding the new track here now... there will be an interuption while I add the new file and new md5/ffp. UPDATE- The fixed file is now available. Also note there is a fixed MD5 file and FFP that include the fixed track
Reviewer: Little Nemo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2006
Subject: shame on y'all
Please, for God's sake, people, do not skew the star ratings on shows by giving them low ratings because you are annoyed about something that has nothing to do with the show's quality! (This means you, Jinglebell, among others.) if you must post, and are not reviewing the show, then please give the average star rating of reviewers before you, rounding up if necessary. I hope y'all see why.
Reviewer: crazyfingers88 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2006
Subject: great show
what an amazing year for phil and friends!! this show is not a let down at all. i caught phil in asheville for a fantastic second set!! thanks phil for the soundboard!!
Reviewer: Tyler - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2006
Subject: review to just help out other poster. not a review
Jinglebell Rainbow

please see this FAQ: especially this part: "Update 5/2006: Please note that due to a major system transition, many items' ZIP files (for their "Lossless" links) have been deliberately disabled for the time being. Engineers are still working on the best method for the new system."

if you want to download just the lossless files, either right click and 'save target as' on each file, or use FTP or 'downTHEMall!' firefox extension. i'd recommend the dTa extension. works like a dream.
Reviewer: redsoxfansince72 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2006
Subject: Show is FANTASTIC...
Well worth the download, IMHO. Phil, Trey, Joan - they all sound great! Many Thanks to Phil!

As far as downloading the Lossless(FLAC) files, I use FireFox and there is a great extension called 'Down Them All!', which is essentially a download manager & it works great! So easy to use too... You just click on the icon, and a list pops up with every downloadable file on the page listed - including the Lossless files! You check which ones you want to download & where, and it does the rest - incredibly fast too. If you use FireFox, I can't recommend it enough. If not... Sorry.
Reviewer: Jabski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2006
Subject: Thanks Phil
Very nice show from a great band on a great night in an excellent venue. Also Big thanks to Wiz, Mark and Robbie at the very least.
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